The Sunday Paper Blog

December 24, 2012

2: Paper Lights!

My family used to drive from Texas to New Mexico where we’d live for months at a time, while my father did research in Los Alamos. I remember my parents getting us up in the wee hours (2 or 3am) …

December 23, 2012

3: Paper & Books

Book Arts is a growing field, and there are many innovative uses of paper in contemporary artists’ books. The following is just the tip of the iceberg and documents my own experience with various instructors over the years.
I met…

December 21, 2012

5: The End of the World: Flying Paper

Hello?
 
Is anybody here?
 
I don’t know if I’m the only one left…
 
I’m thinking about what I’d need at the end of the world. Oh… is it too late?
 
I think I need a getaway …

December 20, 2012

6: Paper Stars!

Need a star for the top of your tree? I had fun putting together this collection. Many of them include DIY tutorials (click on the maker names below the images).

 

I have a project in Playing With Paper on …

December 19, 2012

7: Inflatable Paper

Remember the origami balloons, or water bombs, we learned to make in elementary school? I taught my after school paper club kids to make them today, and the high energy group had fun tossing and kicking them around the room …

December 18, 2012

8. Pleat Pleat

We’ve all seen fancy ways to pleat and tuck fabric in the fashion world. Guess what? There are a variety of ways in which artists have adapted these techniques in paper. In Playing With Paper, I feature a couple …

December 17, 2012

9: Curved Paper

Paper is flat, right? I often think about the similarities of when people thought that the world was flat; but with paper it is obvious, because you can hold it and fold it. I find the ways that artists have …

December 15, 2012

11: Paper + Hope

In light of the senseless shootings this week, in Oregon, Connecticut, and no doubt other places around the world, I thought I’d type about a few projects that artists working with paper are doing, which give me hope!

At a …